Money Advice for Truckers. Clark Howard is Awesome when it comes to Money Advice And Not Getting Ripped Off.
There are so many websites now days that claim to be the expert on everything from Cell Phones to best credit cards. I've found that it's easy to google say "Best Credit Card for Travel" and you'll get a bunch of paid adds first then You'll get the smooth articles that were built by pro webmasters to give the article a high rating on google search engines. Unfortunately I've found that most of these articles are only trying to sell You the same stuff they are advising You about. i.e. It's not about helping You, it's about helping them. I used to listen to this guy Clark Howard on Sirius when I was over the road. His Mantra was "save more, spend less and avoid rip-offs." He was always answering questions from every day people about anything from Mortgage advice to how to find the best credit card (or which are the worst) I was looking for a better deal on a rewards card for travelers, credit card, and after spending an hour searching, and not finding anything that felt like a good deal, remembered Clark, and found his helpful website. Clark.com. Within 15 minutes I'd found what may be the best credit card for road trippers, travelers, and truckers.
One morning after a hard night out. we had the munchies but instead of a greasy hamburger patty we fried up some portobello Mushrooms instead. Call it the Outstanding Mushroom Burger. Omburger for short.. Turns out mushrooms may hold the key to curing old age (or at least a hangover.) You can read about it here.
Think Real World Transformers....
I managed to last six days at home eating nothing but potatoes. I lost fifteen pounds. I think one of the best things about Penn's Potato Diet is that it takes You away from salt. You would be amazed how good simple foods like a salad with only a little tabasco for dressing tastes after days of eating only unsalted potatoes. Of course, I don't think eating nothing but potatoes for two weeks is very practical for an over the road truck driver to lose weight. For over the road weight loss My Trucker Diet worked great and you're seldom hungry and I never felt like I was torturing myself doing it.
"In fact, exercise helps nutrients diffuse into cartilage in the knee and keep it strong and healthy." Here's the link.
Miso has umami sometimes called the fifth flavor...It tastes GOOD, think chicken soup without the chicken, and it's fermented which means it has probiotics. In order to keep the vitamins and probiotics viable don't boil it. I heat up 16 ozs of water in the microwave and add two tablespoons and mix up. Or go into the truck stop fill your thermos with hot water and add the Miso and shake up for a good tasty broth while on the road. The down side is Miso has to be refrigerated and has quite a bit of salt. Also make sure the bag says "Non-GMO" or Organic. The bag in the photo below doesn't say Non-GMO so Next time I'll be more careful. If You are interested in learning more about the health benefits of Miso here's a link to an article written by a doctor.
Since Green Jackfruit is packed in brine the first thing I did was rinse it well. Then Boil until tender. It took 45 minutes.
Chopped up an entire bunch of Garlic and a quarter yellow onion (not shown)
Five minutes before Jackfruit is finished boiling I add the onions and Garlic to hot pan to caramelize a bit. Dump the caramelized onion and garlic into a bowl and take the now soft Jackfruit, rinse and use a wooden spatula to mash it in the wok. It really does look a lot like tuna (or chicken) when mashed. One Dill Pickle and two to three giant tablespoons of Mayo...I then chopped up half a cucumber from the garden for crunch because I didn't have any celery.
I added salt and pepper to taste...It has the texture of cooked Tuna or maybe a bit more like Chicken and is very neutral in flavor...So it's up to You and what You choose to add that's going to give it the flavor. Wish I would have had that celery or green peppers to add for a little more crunch.
I won't show You the photo of me eating it on a cracker because it's supposed to be Paleo AND Vegetarian. But it makes a great dip or can be eaten straight from the bowl....Here's a song about Tuna Fish...Enjoy!
Found a cassette tape I'd made years ago from when I used to play on the streets. Sorry about the audio maybe when I get time and money I'll be able to make a better one.
Cream of Tartar AKA Potassium Bitartrate is loaded with potassium which is something that smoking can cause you to be deficient in, and Cream of Tartar is also a purgative and makes You poop (so go easy on it). It also is said to make cigarettes taste bad. When You mix Cream of Tartar with fresh squeezed orange juice the added Vitamin C with the added potassium become a catalyst and work together to cleans your body of nicotine.
When You decide to quit smoking take a teaspoon of cream of tartar mix it into some orange juice and guzzle it before bed.
This will help your body repair itself and get rid of the nicotine. It takes 2 to 3 days for a typical human to be clear of the nicotine. That's why you may feel on edge. So, you may want to have your family duct tape you to a chair the first few days your quitting cigarettes. But after that you're home free. Here's Directions.
One thing I know is that truck drivers have a lot of time to think and many of us have worn a lot of hats. This is the perfect recipe for being a writer. Driver Have You got a story banging around your head waiting to be told? why not put it down in writing. I did and I'm letting You critique my work here. Read the first section of my book "A Work of Fiction" then send me an Email and a paragraph or two with what You think about this "Work of Fiction" and if You choose, I'll send You the password so You can read the entire enchilada for free.
Great for those times when I'm out with the family and everyone else wants the food one star, and I like mine five! I also find this transforms my 89 cent bowl of canned chili to a flaming gourmet quality dish with a heat that lingers. And this Ghost Pepper Powder has a nice smoky flavor too. Keep this away from children.
Been trucking since 96. My main interest is having a good healthy life.